Nominations for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Tuesday, Jul. 16 and the most surprising Emmy snubs of 2019 prove, among other things, that award show voters still can't get it right when it comes to Pose. Breaking barriers with five trans and nonbinary actors of color in series regular roles, FX's sumptuously produced ballroom drama only earned an acting nom for Billy Porter. However, the snubbed Indya Moore, Mj Rodriguez, and Dominique Jackson are in good company; a handful of A-list movie stars who deigned to appear on TV this year were shut out of awards, too.
Surprising approximately no one, Game of Thrones dominated this year's nominations with 32 noms — the most ever received by one series in a single season, according to Deadline. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which swept the major comedy categories last year, picked up an additional 20 nominations. HBO’s fascinating disaster miniseries Chernobyl picked up a surprising 19 nominations. NBC’s Saturday Night Live counts six guest actor nominations among its 18 nominations overall. And, to the relief of many, Ava Duvernay's difficult to watch (but incredibly necessary) miniseries When They See Us broke through to voters to pick up 16 nominations this year.
Here are the shows and actors who didn't fare so well.